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Afternoon Lede Check – 9.17.14

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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On Night of President Obama’s ISIS Statement, FOX News had Last Week’s #4 Rated Cable Program

megyn-decoder-superJumboAccording to Nielsen Media Research, Megyn Kelly‘s program on FOX News “The Kelly File” during the hour of President Barack Obama’s statement on ISIS was the fourth highest rated program on cable last week. The week’s top three included two ESPN football broadcasts and the season premiere of “Sons of Anarchy” on FX.

Kelly’s 9pm broadcast on Wednesday, September 10 garnered 4.6 million total viewers and 1 million in the A25-54 demo. In addition, last week in all of cable for total viewers, FOX News was #2 in primetime and #3 in total day.

At the start of her career in journalism, Kelly was with WJLA and joined FOX News in 2004 as a Washington-based correspondent.

The Washington Post Launches ‘In Sight’ Photo Vertical

The Washington Post today launched a new vertical – In Sight – a photographic look from pop culture to science and global conflict to fashion.

The tumbling site thus far has been populated by WaPo’s Nicole Crowder, profiling the work of Somerset House’s Dean Chalkey as well as from Reuters and The Washington Post photo archive.

“It’s a platform that’s going to help us showcase more visual journalism, we have already such a rich digital content,” said Crowder, a WaPo photo editor. ”We wanted a platform where we could show images in a really immersive experience for the readers. And having something that’s large format is definitely going to allow us the opportunity to do that.”

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15 New Hires and Promotions at CQ Roll Call

CQ Roll Call today announced the promotion of Megan Sowder-Staley to VP for product strategy, as well as more than a dozen newsroom hires and promotions.

New hires include Todd Ruger as a legal affairs writer, Rachel Oswald as a defense reporter, Gillian Roberts as a breaking news editor, Jennifer Koons as deputy policy editor, Bridget Bowman as campus reporter, Chris Williams as a multimedia and online developer, and Daniel Bloom as an energy analyst for the CQ legal and regulatory team.

Promotions include Connor O’Brien as a defense policy reporter, Jamisha Ford as CQ Now special products editor, Hannah Hess to the leadership team, Noella Kertes as editor of BillTrack, Elham Khatami as editor of CQ Schedules and the Roll Call Daybook, Charlene Carter as a deputy editor for CQ Now, and Clayton Hanson as assistant managing editor of Legislative Information.

The Atlantic and Aspen Institute Announce the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 13.48.22Today The Atlantic, in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Forum, announced its impressive lineup of speakers for its sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum. The two day event will take place October 29 and 30 at the Harman Center for the Arts and will cover national and international topics of importance including business, education, climate change, policy, and science and technology.

Aspen Institute president and CEO Walter Isaacson will discuss his forthcoming book The Innovators. Additional participants include Revolution founder and partner Steve Case, Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb, Cornell University president David Skorton, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, House of Cards screenwriter Beau Willimon, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), among others.

The Atlantic’s James Bennet, Steve Clemons, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Fallows, and Scott Stossel will join Bloomberg View’s Margaret Carlson and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell as moderators.

For a full list of participants across all topic areas, click here. Media interested in attending should start sucking up now to Alexi New for invites.

Sen. Bernie Sanders at CNN & NJ’s Politics on Tap: ‘If I run, I will run to win’

20140916_190340-2Tuesday night at Sixth Engine, CNN and National Journal reconvened for its second installment of “Politics on Tap.”

Headlining the evening was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who sat down with CNN’s “The Lead” host Jake Tapper and National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier to discuss a possible 2016 run for president.

“If I run, I will run to win,” declared Sanders. Read more

Guy Vidra Named CEO of The New Republic

Guy_Vidra_PhotoThe New Republic today named Guy Vidra its first CEO. Vidra comes from Yahoo News where he served as general manager and prior to that was head of business development at The Washington Post. 

“Guy is a highly respected innovator with deep experience who will build on our recent progress in redefining The New Republic for a new time,” said Chris Hughes, the publication’s owner.

Vidra added in a release, “I am eager to develop new products, push into new categories, and experiment with new approaches that will enhance and broaden our reach and deepen our relationship with readers.”

The release notes that Hughes will no longer serve as editor-in-chief of the publication but will remain as publisher and executive chairman. A TNR publicist has yet to respond to Fishbowl with whether Vidra will also take on that role or another hire for it will soon be announced.

UPDATE: TNR spokeswoman clarified that, “All divisions of the company — advertising, business development, technology, editorial, etc. — will report to Guy in the role of CEO, and Franklin Foer will continue to oversee editorial content and strategy in his role as Editor.”

9.14.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, September 14, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the number one rated Sunday show in total viewers and in the A25-54 demo with 58,000 and 35,000 respectively.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “FOX News Sunday” were second and third in total viewers, with 49,000 and 32,000, respectively. In the A25-54 demo, CBS had less than half of NBC’s viewers, at 14,000. FOX and Univision’s “Al Punto” were tied for third in the demo at 6,000 viewers.

Click here for highlights of the 9.14 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

So Long to CNN’s ‘Crossfire’

Crossfire304x200Where is CNN’s “Crossfire” you ask? Not on CNN as of late. And it hasn’t been for a considerable amount of time.

The Daily Caller’s “The Mirror” exclusively reported a CNN publicist saying, “The program is on extended hiatus” and citing “common sense” to predict its demise.

TVNewser reported on the show’s absence from programming earlier this month, a year after its network reintroduction with co-hosts Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones.

Click on over to The Daily Caller for Betsy Rothstein‘s full scoop.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 9.17.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

TVNewser The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media Are…

GalleyCat Publishers Events During Banned Books Week

TVSpy The View Review Are In…

10,000 Words AJ+ Targets the Millennial News Consumer

FishbowlDC Mashable’s Ashley Codianni to Join CNN Politics Digital

Lost Remote Fall Social TV Preview: A Comprehensive List of Who To Follow on Instagram

FishbowlNY NY Times Exec Editor Dean Baquet Explains His Biggest Fear

SocialTimes When Social Monitoring Goes Local, Privacy Concerns Grow

AllFacebook Facebook SPMD Kenshoo Acquires PMD Adquant

AllTwitter The Good and the Bad of Social Media Marketing

Inside Mobile Apps Meet Bestie: The New Instagram-Inspired Shopping App on iOS

InsideFacebook Facebook Announces Facebook Media: A Hub for Media Outlets and Others

PRNewser LaForce+Stevens Talks Tying Scandal to Fashion on Social

AgencySpy Big Changes at Publicis: Levy Staying, Razorfish Absorbing Rosetta

MediaJobsDaily TV Execs Dish When To Resign: ‘Am I Learning?’

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